Shot in the Arm That I Sorely Needed

While wondering whether winter or the pandemic will ever end, I also wondered whether I could even get vaccinated.

Why Did I Wait So Long to Join an MS Support Group? Misguided Fear.

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Answering 12 COVID-19 Questions: Part 3

The National MS Society convened a group of MS experts to develop recommendations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and those living with MS. We’re answering your top questions..

COVID Cleanliness

A year later, and I’m pretty sure a small child has wandered in and is buried under our pile of laundry.

Cane Commentary

Using an assistive device, as these things are known in clinical circles, is a bit of a flip out on the social level, both good and bad.

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